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10 Untouchable Robert De Niro Mobster Roles

10 Untouchable Robert De Niro Mobster Roles

Robert De Niro has played some of cinema’s greatest gangsters, so much so that he’s even parodied his tough-guy persona. Here are 10 of his most criminally great roles.

10 Ruthless Mobsters From the Movies

10 Ruthless Mobsters From the Movies

Frank Costello (The Departed), Nino Brown (New Jack City), Tony Montana (Scarface)… Here are some of the most memorable mobsters to hit the big screen.

Death by Any Means Necessary: 10 Most Gruesome Moments in Mob Movies

Death by Any Means Necessary: 10 Most Gruesome Moments in Mob Movies

A mobster’s favorite means of control? Violence, which is a staple of gangster culture—and, by extension, mob movies. “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Godfather”…. Here are 10 of the most gruesome scenes you’ll ever see in movies about the Mafia.

Let the Games Begin: 6 Thrilling Modern Male Outlaws

Let the Games Begin: 6 Thrilling Modern Male Outlaws

Attention, filmmakers: If you want an audience to get behind a particular character, make him go it alone, force him to do things his own way. Renegade style. Whether he’s fighting for the good of mankind or redefining what constitutes evil, we can’t help but find him intriguing. From Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) in “Blue Velvet” to Goodkat (Bruce Willis) in “Lucky Number Slevin,” these are self-sufficient guys with no apologies, few rules and even fewer questions asked.

30 years of Armani onscreen: AMERICAN GIGOLO to STEALING BEAUTY and beyond

30 years of Armani onscreen: AMERICAN GIGOLO to STEALING BEAUTY and beyond

Nothing says sharp like a man in a Giorgio Armani suit. And the ladies usually look pretty good in his duds, too. The Italian designer has lent those fine lines to more than a hundred feature films, including a few modern classics. And because Il Maestro has remained current for more than three decades, the wardrobes in these five films have come to define more than just the characters who wore them.

Brian De Palma and the power of THE UNTOUCHABLES

Brian De Palma and the power of THE UNTOUCHABLES

Back in in 1987, when Brian De Palma came out with THE UNTOUCHABLES — which airs tonight at 10P — nobody quite knew what to expect. True, it was a much-anticipated crime epic about the small group of Chicago law enforcement officials led by Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner) who brought down Al Capone (Robert De Niro) at the height of Prohibition, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and filmmaker David Mamet, but nobody quite knew which Brian De Palma was going to show up.